South River's Foreign Born Population
1900 and 2000

The 1900 Census identified 2,792 people living in the Borough of South River, with 1,155 of them listed as having been born outside the United States. By the year 2000, the population had increased to 15,322, with an estimated 4,032 residents born in a foreign country.

While the figures for 1900 are based on a complete count of the local population, the estimate of the foreign born in the year 2000 is based only on sampling data collected from a 1-in-6 sample and weighted to represent the total population.

Sources: Population Schedules of the Census of the United States, 1900; Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data (Table PCT19)

1900   2000
Rank Place of Birth Pop.   Rank Place of Birth Est. Pop.
1 Poland 293   1 Portugal 1,049
2 Germany 285   2 Brazil 416
3 Hungary 134   3 Mexico 375
4 Ireland 107   4 Poland 374
5 Switzerland 95   5 Ukraine 147
6 Austria 51   6 Phillipines 130
7 Denmark 43   7 China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan 95
8 Russia 39   8 Russia 92
9 Italy 33   9 India 87
10 England 25   10 Greece 82
11 France 13   11 Egypt 80
12 Bohemia 11   12 Argentina 73
13 Sweden 8   13 Bolivia 70
14 Scotland 6   14 Germany 69
15 Iceland 5   14 Peru 69
16 Norway 3   15 Dominican Republic 66
17 Canada 1   16 Ecuador 61
18 China 1   17 Italy 54
18 Finland 1   18 Pakistan 53
18 Born at Sea 1   19 Belarus 42
        20 Haiti 33
        21 Chile 32
        22 Other Eastern Europe not listed 32
        22 Venezuela 32
        23 Yugoslavia 30
        24 Ireland 29
        25 Jamaica 27
        25 Other Caribbean not listed 27
        26 Hungary 25
        27 Nigeria 22
        27 Vietnam 22
        28 Guyana 21
        29 Trinidad and Tobago 20
        30 Other South America not listed 18
        31 France 14
        32 Hong Kong 12
        32 Korea 12
        32 Romania 12
        33 United Kingdom 12
        34 Canada 11
        34 Cuba 11
        34 Taiwan 11
        35 Australia 10
        35 Colombia 10
        36 Other Northern Europe not listed 9
        37 Ghana 8
        37 Other Western Europe not listed 8
        38 El Salvador 7
        38 Middle Africa 7
        38 Other Western Africa not listed 7
        39 Japan 6
        40 Nicaragua 6
        41 Panama 5